Science fiction and fantasy
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
directed by Dave Filoni
Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) is reckless, feisty, something of a braggart, and eager to prove herself as something more than just a youngster. She's also cheerful and irreverent, and therefore an ideal companion for the dark and moody Anakin.
The Jedis are faced with Asajj Ventress (Niki Futterman), an assassin sent by Count Dooku, as well as open warfare and an attempt to set them up and discredit both the Jedis and the Republic. On top of all that the cute, burping slug that is Jabba's son is in need of urgent medical attention, or he may die. If they allow the young Hutt to come to harm they would lose any hope of an alliance with Jabba.
The Clone Wars tells a fairly simple story that ties in closely with the overall themes of the Star Wars series. It begins with a lot of action and some frenetic pitched battles, which keep this movie well supplied with enough flashing light-sabres to warm the hearts of toy sellers everywhere. Many of the characters are already familiar, and anyone who has watched episodes I to III should have no trouble understanding what is going on. The action also takes place in familiar settings such as Coruscant and Tatooine, so it's not hugely novel.
The film is depicted in a distinctive and clunky visual style which gives most of the characters very blocky faces. It is, at least, unlike most other animation styles, but it's likely to polarise opinions. The movie is aimed at a somewhat younger audience, judging by the film's simplicity and its shorter running time. It's a reasonable and inoffensive movie that kids will enjoy and a more mature audience may also like.
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